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Implementing Digital Forensic Readiness: From Reactive to Proactive Process, Second Edition

Jason Sachowski



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CRC Press
05 June 2019
Forensic science; Computer security; Network management
Implementing Digital Forensic Readiness: From Reactive to Proactive Process, Second Edition presents the optimal way for digital forensic and IT security professionals to implement a proactive approach to digital forensics. The book details how digital forensic processes can align strategically with business operations and an already existing information and data security program.

Detailing proper collection, preservation, storage, and presentation of digital evidence, the procedures outlined illustrate how digital evidence can be an essential tool in mitigating risk and redusing the impact of both internal and external, digital incidents, disputes, and crimes. By utilizing a digital forensic readiness approach and stances, a company's preparedness and ability to take action quickly and respond as needed. In addition, this approach enhances the ability to gather evidence, as well as the relevance, reliability, and credibility of any such evidence.

New chapters to this edition include Chapter 4 on Code of Ethics and Standards, Chapter 5 on Digital Forensics as a Business, and Chapter 10 on Establishing Legal Admissibility. This book offers best practices to professionals on enhancing their digital forensic program, or how to start and develop one the right way for effective forensic readiness in any corporate or enterprise setting.
By:   Jason Sachowski
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   871g
ISBN:   9781138338951
ISBN 10:   1138338958
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
PART 1. Introduction to Digital Forensics 1. Understanding Digital Forensics 2. Investigative Process Methodology 3. Digital Evidence Management 4. Code of Ethics and Standards 5. Digital Forensic as a Business PART 2. Digital Forensic Readiness 6. Understanding Forensic Readiness 7. Define Business Risk Scenarios 8. Identify Potential Data Sources 9. Determine Collection Requirements 10. Establish Legal Admissibility 11. Establish Secure Handling and Storage 12. Enable Targeted Monitoring 13. Map Investigative Workflows 14. Maintain Evidence-Based Presentation 15. Ensure Legal Review 16. Achieving Forensic Readiness PART 3. Addenda A. Tool and Equipment Validation B. Service Catalogs C. Cost-Benefit Analysis D. Taxonomy E. Risk Assessments F. Threat Modelling G. Data Warehousing H. Requirements Analysis PART 4. Appendixes A. Investigative Process Models B. Education and Professional Certifications C. Investigative Workflows

Jason Sachowski has over twelve years of experience in digital forensic investigations, secure software development, and information security architecture. He currently manages a team of forensic investigators and data breach analysts for The Bank of Nova Scotia, commonly known as Scotiabank, Canada's third largest and most international bank. Throughout his career, Jason has performed hundreds of digital forensic investigations involving Enterprise servers, network logs, smart phones, and database systems. Complimentary to his technical experiences, he has also developed and maintained processes and procedures, managed large information security budgets, and governed the negotiation of third-party contracts. In addition to his professional career, Jason is the author of book 'Implementing Digital Forensic Readiness: From Reactive to Proactive Process'. He also serves as a contributing author and content moderator for DarkReading, is a subject matter expert for (ISC)2 professional exam development, and volunteers as an advocate for CyberBullying prevention and CyberSecurity awareness. He holds several Information Security and Digital Forensic certifications including: Certified Information Systems Security Professional - Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE).

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